The City of Canning’s vision is to create a welcome and thriving city that is recognised for the opportunities it offers all residents and visitors. The City is keen to celebrate and support arts, recreation, cultural heritage, events, festivals and sporting activities for the greater benefit of the community.

The variety of events and festivals in Canning encourage visitation while celebrating the community’s diversity, talents and increasing cultural understanding. Community events and festivals help bring energy to the streets and public spaces while making an important contribution to the City’s economy.

The biggest and most celebrated annual community events and projects in the City of Canning include:

New Year's Day Fireworks - returning 2022 

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the City plans for large-scale events such as NYD. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. The nature of the event site at Shelley Beach Foreshore and the high number of anticipated attendees create significant challenges in adhering to current health advice, including managing physical distancing. 


Neighbourhood Nights 

A series of community focused, family friendly events back to a number of our awesome parks and reserves. 
Each event will be jam packed full of new activities, amazing stalls, delicious and healthy food, live music and MORE! ️ Stay tuned for more in Feb and March 2021.

Carols by Candlelight

Featuring the Canning City Brass Band, Rossmoyne Community Singers, Avenue Jazz Band plus special guests, singalong to classic and new carols with roving entertainment plus kid's craft activities. 

Family Fun Day - January 2021

The City of Canning is hosting a community brunch to celebrate everything that's great about being Australian. The event will comprise of a free sausage sizzle for the first 200 attendees, fun water amusements, sporting activities, traditional Aussie games, and local stalls set to a backdrop of cool live Aussie music. 
Click here for event details.


Mid Week Eats - January 2021

A delectable and mouthwatering display of WA's best food trucks across 3 weeks, with roving and live entertainment in a gorgeous outdoor setting.
14 January - Backyard BBQ
21 January - Asian Fusion
28 January - Mediterannean Magic
Click the above links to discover each theme.

Muddy Hands Festival - February 2021

An event to encourage children and families to enjoy playing outdoors and being among nature, bringing unstructured play into their everyday lives. Build cubbies, enjoy mud play, nature crafts and more!
Event details to come.


ANZAC Morning March & Service - April 2021

Run in partnership with the Canning Sub-Branch Returned Services League, the City welcomes all to join a traditional and memorable morning service to commemorate our brave soldiers and their families
Event details to come..

NAIDOC Week Walk - returning 2021 date TBC

Enjoy a short 4km walk of the The Butterflies, Birds and Bridges Loop leaving from Kent Street Weir bridge. Along the way learn some basic Noongar words and phrases, and enjoy an area rich with history and nature.

Canning Art Awards - returning 2021 date TBC

The Canning Art Awards welcomes all Perth artists to submit their works across multiple categories, with the chance to win cash prizes and have their work displayed in the newly refurbished Riverton Library. Click here to see a list of the 2019 winners!

Youth Fest - returning 2021 date TBC

A free event for young people aged 13-17 with a tonne of activities, games, competitions and cheap eats. Held around Willetton each year with local service providers and our awesome Youth Services Team. Until then, check out Willetton, Lynwood or Bentley Youth Centre!

Pioneers Tea - returning 2021 date TBC

Have you lived continuously in the City of Canning for 50 years or more? We would like to acknowledge you at our annual Pioneers Tea at the Civic Administration Building. To have your name put on our list, email or call 1300 422 664 and ask for the events team!
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